How To Start Your International Business via Hong Kong
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How To Start Your International Business via Hong Kong

Learn the steps and process to start your global import export business in Asia directly!
4.6 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
150 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2015
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover Is Hong Kong the right place for me to setup my business
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  • Familiar with business setup, willing to travel internationally to implement
  • Ability to work in multiple currencies.

Looking to go global? Hong Kong is your best friend and in our course we will work together to deconstruct and learn step by step how to setup and operate a Hong Kong limited company.

Succeed In Opening and Operating Your Hong Kong Company

* Is Hong Kong right for you? We look the pros and cons before diving into the details.

* What you need to prepare before starting to setup the Hong Kong business

* Setting up the company, direct at the government or an agency.

* Banking, best practices for applying.

* Online banking and dealing with multiple currencies and paying suppliers.

* Getting paid, sending out invoices and dealing with cashflow.

* Merchant accounts in Hong Kong, choices and what you should consider

* Warehousing and logistics in Asia, as well as practical cross border tips.

* Upkeep each year, what you need to prepare.

* Bookkeeping, yes you need it, what you should do and how.

* Case Studies and Business model templates to follow.

This course will give you the knowledge and insights to start and grow your international business via a Hong Kong limited structure.

Each module has no nonsense, direct answers on what you need to do at each stage in the business setup process. Each video is a few minutes long to ten minutes, so you can quickly jump around, skip, and re-watch those topics that are most important to you. This course is built for the newcomer to Asia overwhelmed with information and not sure where to start with their business.

I look forward to learning and growing with you in Asia!

Who is the target audience?
  • Close to incorporating a new company, wanting to re-incorprate their business in a new location
  • Not for people willing to go international, not wanting to travel at least once a year to do business
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
Getting Started
1 Lecture 01:17
Preparation Before Opening a Hong Kong Company
9 Lectures 48:16

Passport Visas

Visiting Hong Kong

Hong Kong Events

Trade Shows

Where to Stay, and Places to Hang

Hong Kong Government Help

Hong Kong Government Funding
Opening the Hong Kong Company
9 Lectures 01:02:57
Preparing to Open to HK company

Choosing an Address

Finding an Available Company Name

Hong Kong Trademarks

Setting up an eRegistry Account

Filing a Company via eRegistry

Tricky Questions When Setting Up

Just Let an Agency Help - Tips

Company is Setup - What You'll Get
Business Banking in Hong Kong
6 Lectures 44:26
Banking Intro

Applying for HSBC

Using Your HSBC Online Banking

HSBC Extra Features

Hong Kong Credit Cards

Paypal Hong Kong
Merchant Accounts in Hong Kong
4 Lectures 25:55
Merchant Accounts in Hong Kong

Paypal Hosted Solution

Other Merchant Accounts

Bitcoin in Hong Kong
Operating and Running Your Hong Kong company
5 Lectures 28:18
Intro to Operations

Getting Paid

Cashflow tips

Logistics Overview

Cross Border Tips
Upkeep Your Hong Kong company
7 Lectures 33:51
HK Upkeep Overview


One Year Later

Special Tax Situations

Offshore Status

Costs to Upkeep

Buy, Sell, Close a HK company
Case Studies & Examples
3 Lectures 13:02
Case Studies & Examples

Business Model Tips and Insights

Case Study Reviews
About the Instructor
Mr. Michael Michelini
4.6 Average rating
9 Reviews
150 Students
1 Course
American internet dude in China

Ready to take your business to the next level? Mike has been in multiple businesses from Asia, to USA, to Europe, and has been deeply involved in the setup, selling, transferring, and shutting down process. Ready to work with you!

Having worked with countless clients, answering questions from blog readers and interviewing over 100 guests on the podcast - Michael has a deep understanding of all your questions and concerns.

American social media & e-commerce specialist being China since late 2007, I'm passionate to help companies do international business from Hong Kong. I host a podcast GlobalFromAsia to help businesses understand how to do business in China and other parts of Asia.

Manuel Becvar
4.6 Average rating
1,010 Reviews
7,162 Students
5 Courses
China Expert with over 17 years of experience

My name is Manuel and I was born in Austria in a little town called Melk. For me Asia and its perks always fascinated me since I can remember. I remember watching Bruce Lee & Chinese movies as a kid and was hooked right away. My professional career started in 1998 when I worked for Austria's biggest DIY retailer (bauMax). I moved to Hong Kong in 2005 when I was offered a position as an intern to work for one of the biggest Sourcing Offices in Hong Kong with a staff over 200 people.

For more than 10 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them.

These retailers included: Metro, Rewe, OBI, Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, Amazon, Auchan, Lowes, Sears, Homedepot and many others.

As you can imagine the big retailers expect their products to be more than just conform to standards and regulations when they purchase them in Asia. They need to be at the highest standard and quality. These retailers cannot afford to have a product re-call due to quality problems or defective components. These products need to be top-notch.

In those 10 years I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.

Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers and a lot more.

In the busiest seasons (April & October), I was accompanying up to 30 Buyers within a month to exhibitions, factories and showrooms to help negotiate, develop products and follow up the Buyer's requests after they were gone. I got to know all the tips & tricks you need to return home from your trip successfully.

I now have an Import/Export company based in Hong Kong that you can find under my links.

I also speak publicly at large events within Asia, Europe and North America. You can also find my content on podcasts, e-interviews and magazines. I run a blog that discusses everyday business, eCommerce and importing from China. Feel free to head over to my educational site mentioned in my profile. 

I also have several courses here on Udemy discussing import from China, selling on Amazon and other eCommerce channels as well as certification and compliance to national standards and laws. 

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. 

All the best,

Manuel Becvar